'''John Clayton Mayer''' (;
[See [http://inogolo.com/pronunciation/d1484/John_Mayer inogolo:pronunciation of John Mayer]]
born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer.
[Hoard, Joel (2001),
[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/john-mayer/biography "John Mayer: Biography"]. ''Rolling Stone''. Retrieved March 18, 2014.]
He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
, and raised in nearby Fairfield, Connecticut|Fairfield
. He attended Berklee College of Music
in Boston, Massachusetts
, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta, Georgia
, in 1997 with Clay Cook
. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters. After their split, Mayer continued to play local clubs—refining his skills and gaining a following. After his appearance at the 2001 South by Southwest Festival
, he was signed to Aware Records
, and then Columbia Records
, which released his first...